Buttboard™ Drywall Backer installs between studs on butt joints, and pulls back the edges - creating a tapered edge that requires less joint compound to finish. The end result is a factory like edge that requires less compound, sanding, and labor - Buttboard Saves You Time & Money
Trim-Tex Buttboard™ Drywall Backer produced Flat Butt Joints also reduce carpentry labor costs, and improve the overall quality of the finished product. Save time and material handling with easier butt joint layout between wall and ceiling framing members. No special tools required for installation, and using Buttboard allows the use of shorter drywall sheets.
Trim-Tex Buttboard™ Drywall Backer 48" Features:
Finish butt joints smooth and easy with a factory-like tapered edge
Save approximately 1/2 mud, sanding, and labor to finish butts
Cut back and save on carpentry costs associated with drywall butt joints
Works with metal and wood framing without special tools or fasteners
Use with any thickness of drywall and allows for use of shorter sheets
Made from Formaldehyde free premium density OSB board.
How to install Buttboard Drywall Backer
Install first sheet of drywall with butt end centered between
framing members. Install screws in surround of drywall
sheet, except for framing members closest to butt end.
Center BUTTBOARD on backside of drywall butt joint TM
with machined groove facing the backside of drywall. Install
screws every 8-12 inches, one inch back from drywall butt
Butt end of second drywall sheet to end of first sheet. (Do
not compress butt joint). Install screws into surround of
drywall sheet except for framing member closest to butt joint.
Firmly push butt end of second sheet into BUTTBOARD TM
and install screws every 8-12", one inch back from butt edge.
Finish screwing both sheets of drywall to framing
Screws can also be installed through adjoining drywall
sheet into overlapping BUTTBOARD
Tape and mud the butt joint. To improve the strength and
workability of your drywall compound, we recommend you
use Trim-Tex Mud-Max, stock # 850.